This division is responsible for the appraisal and acquisition of land needed for state highway construction and relocation of families and businesses affected. This division is also responsible for the coordination and relocation of utility and railroad facilities necessary for highway construction projects. Excess land is administered and disposed of through this division.
The Right-of-Way Division reports to the Assistant Chief Engineer of Design. The Division consists of the Right-of-Way Office and the Utilities Office. The Headquarters Offices oversee administration of policy and procedures. The Regional Offices oversee the daily operations.
Utilities Office - is responsible for the coordination of local utility and railroad relocation efforts for highway construction and issuance of utility encroachment permits.
Appraisal Office - is responsible for quality assurance in the process of estimating just compensation for property rights acquired for the construction of transportation facilities.
Acquisition Office - is responsible for the acquisition of real property required for state transportation needs.
Relocation Office - is responsible for the relocation and reestablishment of persons, businesses and farms displaced as a result of State or State aid highway projects and the management of acquired improvements.
Excess Land Office - is responsible for the administration and disposal of right of way for non-highway purposes.
Engineering Office - is responsible for providing engineering and technical advice, support and interpretive assistance as it relates to the interface between roadway design, construction and right of way appraisal and acquisition.
Consultants for Acquisition / Relocation / Utility - Consultant Information related to contract services for the Right-of-Way offices.